Maine GIS User Group

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  • 30 Nov 2023 2:21 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    Here’s where you can access the pre-launch sign-up form, including the option to receive a $250 award for providing feedback!

    The MGI Intro to GIS Mapping course will be available in December 2023. For a limited time, the course will be offered at no cost.

    This new online micro-credential earns you badges that show employers that you’ve demonstrated career
    skills. The self-paced lessons include:
    Level I – Basic Map Skills
    Level II – Create & Access Map Data
    Level III – Geospatial Project

    The first 40 Maine-based participants to complete the micro-credential will be eligible for a $250 award for providing feedback.

    If you’d like more information, connect with Eileen Moran at

  • 28 Sep 2023 2:15 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    November 15, 2023

    3:30 – 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Select one of two zoom workshop times to best fit your schedule 

    The Maine Geospatial Institute of the University of Maine System will host a K-12 educator workshop on November 15, 2023. Educators of any discipline who would like to learn easy ways to use mapping tools to enhance classroom (and outside the classroom!) teaching are invited.

    No prior experience required.

    The Teaching With Maps workshop will provide a pathway for K-12 educators to tap into competitive stipends of up to $500 to offer discipline-appropriate activities for Maine’s students. There will also be a random drawing for five attendees to receive free software
    a $100 value

    For more information, please contact

  • 18 Aug 2023 2:48 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    Open to both members and non-members, this will be a full day event featuring presentations, posters, and our annual meeting. This year it will be held at the new Smith Center at the Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport. More details will be available on the Conference page

    We are seeking presenters for the conference. See the Call for Papers for details. Presentations on any topic related to GIS and geospatial technology are welcome. 

    We are also looking for interested individuals to run for the MEGUG Board! The election will be held remotely and the results announced at the conference. Please email if interested. 

    Please contact us at if you are interested in presenting, exhibiting, or sponsoring at the conference. 

  • 25 May 2023 4:01 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    On May 24, nearly 40 people attended the MEGUG Spring Conference held at the Randall Student Center at UMA in Augusta. We enjoyed seven excellent presentations on a wide variety of GIS topics. This was followed by a fun Happy Hour and GIS networking event, with some delicious appetizers. See photos from the afternoon on Facebook!

  • 24 Apr 2023 1:51 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    Two students at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service have each been selected to receive a $500 Angela Stokes Award (Scholarship) from MEGUG. The recipients are Christian LaMontagne and Gabby Ravin. Congratulations to you both! For more information on MEGUG scholarships and grants, see our Education and Outreach Page.

    Christian LaMontagne:

    Growing up on a small island community, off the coast of Portland, I started working on the water from a young age. Lobstering each summer since high school, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bowdoin College in 2021. Ever since I started fishing, I have been interested in the nexus of environmental data, geospatial technology, and fisheries management. Today, as a licensed commercial lobsterman and commercial scallop dragger, I am exploring my interest in public policy and developing important GIS skills that I hope to use to enact meaningful change in my community and beyond. Beginning my study at the Muskie School of Public Service in the fall of 2022, I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Policy, Planning, and Management. I currently reside in my home community, the Town of Long Island in Casco Bay.

    Gabby Ravin:

    I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Sustainability Studies. I am an environmentalist, feminist, and animal activist. I love to play with my dogs, hang out with friends, and talk to new people. I'm so thankful for this opportunity to win this scholarship as my interest in GIS is new but rising. 

  • 24 May 2022 9:39 AM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    You're invited to a workshop and networking event on Friday, June 24, 2022, hosted by The Maine Geospatial Institute of the University of Maine System and funded by a grant from the Maine Space Grant Consortium.  

    This workshop will showcase Maine's current remote sensing projects and expand collaborations with higher education, community, industry, and K-12 partners. There will also be a discussion on developments around the Maine Spaceport.

    Registration open now. The MGI website will be updated with a schedule and featured speakers list in late May.

    Event Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

    Location: In-person, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center in Portland, with Zoom as an option
    Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (tentative)
    Light refreshments will be served. 

  • 22 May 2022 3:01 PM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    On May 11, nearly 30 people attended the MEGUG Drone Mini-conference held at Brunswick Landing. Five great presentations on a wide range of drone and UAV related topics were followed by a tour of the UMaine Augusta Aviation training facility, led by Dan Leclair, and we wound up the day with Mappy Hour at Flight Deck Brewing. See photos from the afternoon on Facebook!

  • 24 Mar 2022 9:23 AM | Becky Schaffner (Administrator)

    The Maine Geospatial Institute would like your input on a Professional Masters degree in GIS (MGIS), currently in development through the UMaine system: Survey link

    The MGIS program is designed to fill in a gap in the educational pathways available to professionals in GIS, geospatial, and allied fields (emergency response, forestry, planning, surveyors, etc.). Well-established undergraduate and graduate programs already exist, but there is a need for a Maine-based curriculum that accommodates those already working in the geospatial field and looking for ways to advance their education and career prospects. MGI is looking for input on the content and format of this program that would best serve Maine GIS/geospatial professionals who might be interested in the MGIS degree program.

    Survey available here.

  • 2 Jul 2020 4:51 PM | Andy Smith-Petersen (Administrator)

    We have a new address! Please update your records:

    Maine GIS User Group
    190 US Rte 1 PMB 243
    Falmouth, ME 04105

  • 11 Jun 2020 6:58 PM | Andy Smith-Petersen (Administrator)
    Missed one of our virtual lunch & learn events?  Follow us on YouTube and you can watch them here or share with colleagues:
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